Bernie Sanders released a new plan Wednesday that would overhaul labor laws in the U.S. to increase union membership and rights. Why it matters: The Vermont senator is competing for union endorsements against a wide Democratic field. The plan’s release is timed with the Iowa state convention for the AFL-CIO.
For unions, the plan would: Allow employees to organize through a majority sign-up process, push for the repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act, which allowed 28 states to pass laws preventing employees from negotiating union security clauses into their contracts, ban employers from replacing striking workers.
For federal workers, the plan would guarantee to the right to go on strike. See the full plan here.